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Gold Bar Singletrack
The Gold Bar ST is a nice but steepish climb up tilted slickrock. It's a good ride, although only about 2 miles. Then the trail joins the Gold Bar Rim 4x4 route, which is considerably less fun. The combined route is 3.8 miles with 900 vertical feet elevation change; about 1100 feet of climbing. Top altitude is 5400 feet. The Gold Bar ST is the 4th segment of the Magnificent 7 epic trail. It follows the Little Canyon ST.
Clockwise loop w Gold Bar:
        Suggest drive into Gold Bar 0.4 miles. Park
        near wash just before road starts climbing.
        Bike up 0.1 miles and find ST on L
0.0   Northeast uphill on ST, leave Gold Bar jeep road
        N38 35.881 W109 40.143
1.1   Stay L. Alternate track on R
        N38 36.543 W109 39.961
1.5   Alternate rejoins N38 36.682 W109 39.698
2.0   Straight (R), L=closed area
        N38 36.635 W109 39.295
        Descend toward Gold Bar
2.3   Join Gold Bar rd, fork L
        N38 36.419 W109 39.233
3.7   Keep R (L=return from closed area)
        N38 36.817 W109 38.562
3.8   Straight (L) to viewpoint (R=Golden Spike)
        N38 36.849 W109 38.525
3.8   Viewpoint, backtrack downhill
3.9   Mag 7: L on Golden Spike
        Loop ride: descend Gold Bar road
5.3   Pass ST connector (option: fork R)
6.0   Keep R (L=return from Rusty Nail)
        N38 36.097 W109 39.346
7.0   At singletrack crossing (see 0.0)
7.2   Stay on main road (L=primitive camp)
7.5   At Gemini Bridges Road
Getting there, Magnificent 7: From I-70 and Crescent Junction, drive south on US-191 for 20 miles (about 9 miles north of the Colorado River if you're driving out from Moab) to Highway 313. Drive 13 miles on 313 to the Gemini Bridges sign and turn L onto dirt road. Find a spot to park if you're doing the Mag 7.
Gold Bar Rim road for loop: Drive south on US-191 for 16 miles south of I-70 (about 15 miles north of Moab). Spot the parking area on the west (right as you head toward Moab) side of the road. GPS N 38 39.381' W 109 40.672'. Drive up the Gemini Bridges road about 4 miles, and fork L toward Gold Bar Rim and drive along the wash 0.4 miles. You can park near the wash at N38 35.849 W109 40.304. Begin riding up the hill. Within 0.1 mile, you should spot a singletrack crossing the road. Fork left to start the Gold Bar ST.

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